This is a guest post by Wendy van Eyck I sometimes struggle to talk to people who believe in Jesus. Sometimes I wish my friends didn’t sound so Christian. Sometimes I wish they’d tell me how they feel instead of telling me what they think I want to hear. I find it hard because I … Continue reading Sometimes I Wish We All Weren’t So “Christian”
I’m looking into the book of Acts as part of my theology studies. I’ve never seen things in it the way I have the last few weeks. It is amazing what God can do with people fully yielded to Him. It is amazing what happens when the Spirit of God is allowed full reign in … Continue reading My Convenience And ‘Their’ Commitment
I have opinions. Many opinions. I sometimes think I know more than I really do. Sometimes I convince myself of that. At other times I am so blinded by “my convictions” (whatever that is). I blindly believe and act according to what I think is best. I do this for me... The sad thing is … Continue reading My Opinions And God’s Will / Plans For Others
I borrowed the tittle of this post from Mark Batterson's book, "In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day". What I will share with you in this post is about something that struck a great chord in me. Particularly also due to my earlier post, More, Deeper Than A Craft. I get this … Continue reading More Than A Combination Of Twenty Six Letters
This scripture just struck me like a lightening bolt. Fear filled my heart as I read it. It is the light of the Word that's bringing to light that when I fear people, their opinions and even their threats more than God, in that instant I serve man. Do I sometimes serve fear more than … Continue reading Who Am I Serving?
I've met many people with crazy, insane stories about how they encountered God. I've also heard many stories about how people have seen visions and got "a word from God" in some fireworks-spectacular-way. I get jealous, sometimes. Why can't God speak to me like He did or does with others? Something else that also kinda … Continue reading Demeaning Assignments God Gives Me
Jonah's story, the one in the Bible, starts with God's word "coming" to Jonah (Jonah 1:1). (This is one of those moments my head says, "Whatever that means"). God reaches and speaks to us differently at different times, as different people. God sends us. How humbling. Related: ME | What The Assignments God Gives Reveal … Continue reading Success When God Sends
I've fallen into the trap of believing what other preachers, like me have preached: we're called to reflect the light of God, so that the world can see Him. Not true; we're called to BE the light. Reflecting the light means I don't become what God wants me to be but point to Him. The … Continue reading Called To Be, NOT To Reflect